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xequence
March 7th, 2006, 10:27 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viiv


Media recorded by an Intel VIIV processor is locked to the processor and may only be played by an authorized VIIV processor.

If thats true, intel is more horrible then I thought.

Anyone have any links about that, that maybe clarifies it more?

Stormy Eyes
March 7th, 2006, 10:31 PM
*big kitty yawn* Sounds like another reason to insist on AMD.

Master Shake
March 7th, 2006, 10:32 PM
It would seem to me that for this to be truly "successful" (term used loosely), it still would require the software to support it.

EDIT: Ahhh.. I didn't read the article fully...

Intel could effectively lock out Linux and AMD

xequence
March 7th, 2006, 10:32 PM
*big kitty yawn* Sounds like another reason to insist on AMD.

I am a big fan of AMD also, though ive never used a computer with an AMD chip, my next computer (that I plan to buy today probably :D) will be AMD.

Bandit
March 7th, 2006, 10:47 PM
*big kitty yawn* Sounds like another reason to insist on AMD.
I so much agree..
Guess everyone forgot about the time they wanted to put serial numbers into each CPU so they could track everyones system accross the globe..

Kernel Sanders
March 7th, 2006, 11:43 PM
WOW..... why dont they just give us a monitor, mouse and keyboard hooked up to a central government database?

Thats where we're headed, and without GPL 3.0, linux will be headed that way too...... :cry:

Our computers dont belong to us anymore thats for sure!

:cry:

SSTwinrova
March 7th, 2006, 11:52 PM
I so much agree..
Guess everyone forgot about the time they wanted to put serial numbers into each CPU so they could track everyones system accross the globe..

Didn't they do that but just have the identifier turned off by default?

Brunellus
March 7th, 2006, 11:53 PM
AMD has followed suit:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20060104161649.html

xequence
March 7th, 2006, 11:58 PM
AMD has followed suit:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20060104161649.html

Theyre making a competing chip, but it doesent seem to have the DRM. (From the small part ive read of your link :P ill read more after)